Chicago Schools - Loyola or DePaul?

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Loyola-Chicago or DePaul

Poll ended at Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:57 pm

Loyola University of Chicago
DePaul College of Law
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Chicago Schools - Loyola or DePaul?

Postby hoosierdaddy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:57 pm

I'm in at Loyola and DePaul in Chicago. Loyola is offering $10k per year and must maintain a 3.0 GPA - 90% of merit scholarships were retained in 2009. If you go below 3.0, you still keep half the scholarship. DePaul is offering $15k per year and you must maintain a 3.2 GPA and this amounts to top 35% of the class based on the curve. Scholarships are renewed annually, so at a minimum I am guaranteed $15k but if I go below, I lose it.

Right now I intend to work towards a Tax Certificate at either school and I would like to practice Estate Planning (of course this could change). These are definitely peer schools and in the same city. I feel like the scholarships are close enough in amount and likelihood of renewal to be a wash. Does anyone have any thoughts on why I should choose one or the other.

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Re: Chicago Schools - Loyola or DePaul?

Postby nitr0x99 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:01 pm

I'm in a similar situation. I just made this thread here. It might be relevant to your interests.


I'm in the same situation but only got offered 5K at Loyola.

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Re: Chicago Schools - Loyola or DePaul?

Postby im_blue » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:18 pm

Loyola is the slightly better school (DePaul was Tier 3 just a few years ago) and offers a better scholarship.

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